Teens

Blank Screen: Getting Started Blender for 3D Design and Animation

Saturday December 4, 2021

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Webinar.

Learn about how to get started with the free Blender software to create 3D design, characters and animation. Taught by local 3D animator Leon Arispunandar. Blender is available to access at our Creator Space stations or can be downloaded for free to use on a home computer. Some design experience is recommended but not required. Perfect for ages 13+.

Download Blender for free via: www.blender.org

Brought to you by The Blue Mountains Creator Space Digital Arts Lab in partnership with the Blue Mountains Public Library.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Contact: Tom Strnad
Email: tom@tbmcreatorspace.com Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/the-creator-space-mobile-digital-arts-lab-23387022157

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Museum From Home

Monday December 6, 2021 - Monday December 27, 2021

Time: 12:30pm - 12:45pm

Location: CHD Facebook & Twitter @CraigleithDepot.

Start your week with highlights and the history of items in the Craigleith Heritage Depot’s Museum collection with #MuseumFromHome every Monday on Twitter and Facebook!

Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 6
Email: Depot@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/CraigleithDepot

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Digital Photography with iPads: Holiday Edition

Thursday December 9, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Webinar.

Learn about how to capture stunning photos using an iPad with a focus on winter photography, family scenes and portraits and capturing food photography. Topics include framing, exposure, manual control of the image, capturing portraits, snow and winter scenes, food shots and using available light.

No equipment required to watch the live Webinar.

Brought to you by The Creator Space Mobile Digital Arts Lab, in partnership with The Blue Mountains Public Library.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Contact: Tom Strnad
Email: tom@tbmcreatorspace.com Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/the-creator-space-mobile-digital-arts-lab-23387022157

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Time Lapse for Video: Winter Edition

Thursday December 9, 2021

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Webinar.

Join filmmaker Tom Strnad as he explores time lapse video creation using the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and iPhones to capture and create winter scenes. Topics include colour balance for snow, capturing low light scenes, post-processing time lapse through editing. No experience required and perfect for ages 13+.

Brought to you by The Creator Space Mobile Digital Arts Lab, in partnership with The Blue Mountains Public Library.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Contact: Tom Strnad
Email: tom@tbmcreatorspace.com Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/the-creator-space-mobile-digital-arts-lab-23387022157

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Teen Group

Thursday December 9, 2021 - Thursday January 13, 2022

Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Branch..

Join the Teen Group and have your say on Teen programs and services, become involved in your community, and meet new friends!

Being a part of the Teen Group gives you the chance to suggest ways that the BMPL can better serve our teen community, offer ideas for exciting teen programs, and provide feedback about the library's teen collection. Being a part of the BMPL Teen Group is a great way to acquire your High School community service hours while having fun!

Masks, Physical distancing, and all health measures will be in effect.

REGISTER HERE FOR TEEN GROUP

The Teen Group will meet the second Thursday of each month.

Contact: Jen
Email: LibraryPrograms@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/teen-programs.cfm

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Favourite Fossils

Friday December 10, 2021 - Friday December 31, 2021

Time: 5:00pm - 5:15pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot Facebook & Twitter Pages (@CraigleithDepot).

Explore the first animals in our area that lived in the ancient past. Craigleith Heritage Depot staff share photos of their favourite fossils in the Museum's natural history collection. Share your own photos with us on FaceBook & Twitter and use the hashtag #FavouriteFossils!

Phone: 519-599-3681 x 6
Email: depot@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/CraigleithDepot

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Trivia Game Night

Friday December 10, 2021 - Friday April 29, 2022

Time: 7:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: BMPL Facebook.

Play against each other or play as a group in a weekly interactive online Trivia Game Night! Fill your house with laughter and glee as you answer questions and compete for the top-spot on our scoreboard. You'll be able to play Trivia Game Night throughout the week.

Participate through our Facebook page every Friday night at 7:00pm when we share the link to the game. Don't have Facebook? The link to Trivia Game Night is available here on our Event Calendar when it's live. 

Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 5
Email: LibraryPrograms@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Digital Cartooning: Creating a Holiday Comic Strip

Saturday December 11, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Webinar.

Join cartoonist and illustrator Jeff Wilson as he takes you through the process of designing and illustrating a holiday comic strip using ProCreate software on iPads. Topics include using the Apple Pencil, creative brainstorming for holiday scenes, writing a comic strip, using photos for inspiration, cartoon strip illustration, colour design and exporting your image. No experience required and perfect for ages 8+.

No equipment required to view the webinar - an iPad or Tablet is recommended.

Software used: Procreate for iPad/Tablet.

Brought to you by The Creator Space Mobile Digital Arts Lab, in partnership with The Blue Mountains Public Library.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Contact: Tom Strnad
Email: tom@tbmcreatorspace.com Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/the-creator-space-mobile-digital-arts-lab-23387022157

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Holiday Shopping Spree!

Saturday December 11, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

Join the Arts & Culture Council (ACC) for our December Arts and Crafts Show! L.E. Shore’s Gallery and Showcases will be filled with artwork and crafts from local artists and artisans, a perfect stop on your holiday shopping adventures.

Swing by December 11th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm for our Shopping Spree! This is the perfect opportunity to pick up one-of-a-kind gifts for family and friends, or for yourself! We don’t judge. Meet the artists participating in this exhibit while you're visiting. Ask questions, have a chat, and then head down to Olde Fashioned Christmas in downtown Thornbury.

Last minute Christmas shopper? Don't worry, we've got you covered! Check out The Gallery and our Showcases for all things Holiday. It’s bound to be a fun filled day!

Contact: Hannah
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 142
Email: TheGallery@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/exhibits-6.cfm

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Post-Processing for Photography: Holiday Edition

Thursday December 16, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Webinar.

Learn about how to post-process photos using Affinity Photo software or an iPad with a focus on winter photography, family scenes and capturing holiday cooking and baking. Topics include post-processing techniques, stylized photography, photo manipulation and enhancement, colour balance and special effects. No experience required, recommended for ages 13+

No equipment required to watch the live Webinar.

Brought to you by The Creator Space Mobile Digital Arts Lab, in partnership with The Blue Mountains Public Library.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Contact: Tom Strnad
Email: tom@tbmcreatorspace.com Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/the-creator-space-mobile-digital-arts-lab-23387022157

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Mixed Media: Publishing Holiday Art & Photography Books

Thursday December 16, 2021

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Webinar.

Learn about how to create a photobook using the Affinity Publisher software. Create a story with photos, poems, cartoons, illustrations and text to capture your holiday experiences. A perfect workshop for a multi-disciplinary artist looking to create a personal holiday gift, project or experience. No experience required and perfect for ages 13+.

No equipment required to view the webinar - an iPad or Tablet is recommended.

Software used: Affinity Publisher.

Brought to you by The Creator Space Mobile Digital Arts Lab, in partnership with The Blue Mountains Public Library.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Contact: Tom Strnad
Email: tom@tbmcreatorspace.com Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/the-creator-space-mobile-digital-arts-lab-23387022157

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Teen Group Young Adult Book Club

Thursday December 16, 2021 - Thursday January 20, 2022

Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Do you enjoy a good book? Meeting new people? Socializing amongst your peers?

If these are all things you enjoy doing, why not join BMPL Teen Group Young Adult Book Club?

Book talks will be happening the third Thursday of every month from 6- 7pm, we will chat about the books we have read and have some goodies!

First meeting will be Thursday November 18th. Meet new people, find new authors, read GREAT BOOKS!

Registration required. Ages 15-18. Covid Conscience program

Contact: Jen
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: http://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/

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Dorothy Crysler Bird Club

Saturday December 18, 2021

Time: 9:30am - 10:30am

Location: Zoom meeting.

Join Curator Andrea Wilson as each month we learn about our wild avian friends, their habits and habitats. This will not only help you identify birds, but you will learn about migration, nesting, environmental needs, species at risk and more. This is a collaborative study group, where participants will share as we grow knowledge together.  

The club is named for Dorothy Crysler, a remarkable local artist, journalist, author and birder! This club takes her cue, as she was "the messenger not the expert". This group is for anyone, new or established as a birder. 

When you register a zoom meeting link will be emailed to you.

Contact: Andrea Wilson
Phone: 5195993681
Email: depot@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca

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Home for the Holidays Event

Saturday December 18, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore Library.

Oh, there's no place like home for the holidays...

Join us at L.E. Shore Library on Saturday, December 18th for some good old-fashioned, nostalgic holiday magic. Stop by to pick up Take & Make craft and treat kits to enjoy at home, listen to holiday music and take part in our Holiday Scavenger Hunt. Fun for the whole family.

Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 5
Email: LibraryPrograms@TheBlueMountains.ca

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Tween Advisory Group

Thursday December 23, 2021

Time: 4:00pm - 4:30pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library..

Join the Tween Advisory Group (TWAG) and have your say on The Blue Mountains Public Library's programs and services to Tweens. Experience an interactive meeting where you'll have opportunities to share your thoughts and opinions, try new library programs, and develop new skills. Make, Explore, and Lead with TWAG during an interactive tween-led group meeting. 

REGISTER HERE FOR TWAG

TWAG will be meeting monthly on the 4th Thursday at 4pm. In-person. Proof of Vaccine required (12+ years). Masks mandatory. Adherence all provincial and Health Unit guidelines on physical distancing to be followed.

Phone: 519-599-3681 ext 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca

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Adventures in Digital Arts for Youth

Saturday January 8, 2022 - Saturday May 14, 2022

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

This free tech session will explore Digital Arts using the latest and coolest in tech such as Apple Pencils and Digital Cinema Cameras. A fun-filled session with local filmmaker Tom Strnad of The Creator Space. Ages 8-13.
Register Online! Limited spaces.

Masks are mandatory. Proof of vaccination required for anyone aged 12+.

Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca

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Canadian Animals BIG & small

Tuesday January 18, 2022

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom and YouTube.

Join us on Zoom for a presentation of Canadian Animals BIG & small with wildlife photographer, Jason George. Join us on Zoom on Tuesday January 18th at 10am, please register below.

Jason George will take you on a trip around the North America as he shares some of his best photographs and experiences with many of your favourite animals. He will share some tips and tricks about how he captures Canada’s animals with his camera. As we travel with Jason, he will share with you his experiences with many different animals, from bugs, frogs and snakes to red fox, (not so red) to majestic moose. You won’t know what you’ll see turtles, birds, wolf, …oh my!! Canada really does, have some amazing wildlife. Jason will end the session with a mini–Safari ‘Hunt’/eye training activity to help you find more animals on your outings. And then end with a Q&A.

Registrants will receive a Zoom link via email before the event.

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Planning for Post-Secondary School

Wednesday March 30, 2022

Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Ring Central (Zoom).

Financial Literacy Series

Brought to you by the Credit Counselling Society, this virtual webinar is for parents of high school students who intend to go to postsecondary schooling. Parents will learn how to talk to their teen about money and plan for school

Registration is required. Participants will be emailed the Zoom Meeting ID and password to attend this program. You can also attend via telephone and a phone number will also be provided.

The Credit Counselling Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families find solutions to their debt and money questions. 

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